850.653.6719 info@sotryoga.com

Spirit of the River Yoga Studio & Store

Has now moved to 407 Reid Ave. in Port St. Joe in conjuction with Spa Pur. No group classes offered at this time of transition only Private Yoga lessons for individuals or small groups by appointment. 850 653-6719

*Held at Battery Park, City Community center in Apalachicola this is a donations class only.

Wednesdays in Apalachicola: After teaching this class for 17 years I did not want to see it disappear when I moved so it is ongoing with the help of several local teachers.Community Hatha Yoga class from 5:30-6:45 pm

Education Encore classes are also on Wednesdays Winter and Fall 9am-12pm six week program through Gulf Coast State College Port St. Joe.

Thursdays: Kid’s Yoga*(parents attend free) 4:15-5:00 pm Taught by Kathy Jansen (classes are seasonal check-in for sign up)

Guided Meditation Classes available please ask Kathy.  850 653-6719

Definitions of Styles offered.

Foundational Beginner is the basics or foundation of each and every pose. Included is the principles behind why and what benefits are in each posture.  I am encouraging you throughout class to tune into your own body as to avoid injury.

Absolute Beginner Yoga is a slower paced class learning basic sequences and basic stretches, breathing exercises and a short meditation. Props will be explained and used to benefit any limitations you may experience.

Intermediate Yoga is a faster paced class with full sun salutes, core series, downward dog holds with up dog variations, three-legged dog and prep poses for headstand, handstand, shoulder stand, forearm stand…includes meditation and pranayama in every class.

Gentle/Chair Yoga is for people with injuries, limitations from surgeries, seniors, anyone who thinks they can’t do yoga. We work on modifications for each foundational pose and do everything a beginner class does just with a more gentle intention to work within our own limitations to move beyond the stiff joints and into a more supple body and mind. There are some Self massage techniques included in this class.

Vinyasa: Mulitple levels class which has a nice pace flowing breath with movements. “Vinyasa” in sun salutes is the portion of flowing from Down Dog into Cobra/Up Dog on one breath; this creates a steady pace, builds upper body strength and stretche all areas of the spine. Deconstruct poses.

Kids Yoga Is for 30 min. we try to encourage all ages but understand that not all ages are capable of being on their own. We encourage parents at no extra charge to participate especially with the younger ones!

Mediation class is for anyone. No experience in yoga required. We offer a 20 min. free form warm-up the body. 45-50 min. of many wonderful techniques including Yoga Nidra, Heart Opening, Meditation for relaxation etc…


Hatha Yoga is the general style of teaching; a depth and knowledge passed on from the ages of balancing the body through asana, pranayam, dyana, dharana and samadhi is it’s source, Kathy is nationally certified E-RYT200 , RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Her experience in anatomy and kineseology makes for a great class.